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Rosebud Ben-Oni

Interviewed by Melinda Wilson Rosebud Ben-Oni is a co-editor for HER KIND at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Her debut book of poems, SOLECISM, will be published by Virtual Artists Collective in early 2013. Ben-Oni was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan where she earned a Master of the Fine Arts in Poetry, and a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at…

Kathryn Nuernberger

Interviewed by Jen Schomburg Kanke Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of Rag & Bone, which won the 2010 Elixir Press Prize. She is an associate professor of English at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as Poetry Editor for Pleiades. New poems have recently appeared in West Branch, 32 Poems, Nimrod, and on Versedaily.com.

Review: Kings of the F**king Sea / Dan Boehl & Jonathan Marshall

Poetry by Dan Boehl, art by Jonathan Marshall. Kings of the F**king Sea. Birds, LLC. 2011. Reviewed by David Moody On a shelf, Kings of the F**king Sea by Dan Boehl looks like many other poetry books. Thin and softbound, its shape cries “Poems! A poem collection! Loosely bound by theme, maybe a voice!” Yet Kings is not a mere collection. It is an avant-garde…

Review: Nostalgia for the Criminal Past / Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter. Nostalgia for the Criminal Past. Elixir Press. 2011. Reviewed by April Manteris From the opening, title poem in her debut collection, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, Kathleen Winter seems to revel in the past, for a time when “Like the children, we were naked,” longing for the kind of innocence wherein “We let our hair grow wild, we never paid taxes,” and we drowned in…

Bonnie Armstrong

Summer 2012 Writing Regimen Contest Winner At the end of every month-long writing regimen, participants are invited to submit up to three of their best regimen-inspired pieces for a chance at publication in SEROnline. After sifting through the varied and truly wonderful submissions from this summer’s run, we managed to select just one prose piece to display. We are proud to…

Justin Torres

Interviewed by David Naimon When a new voice arrives on the scene you just know it. Even if at first you don’t know what makes it so. The thrill of discovery begins with the disorientation of the unexpected—the rules unclear, the syntax a cipher, the usual tropes nowhere to orient you. The most elastic of forms—the novel—is tugged at, stretched, twisted and twirled, reshaping itself to…

Review: Between the Crackups / Rebecca Lehmann

Rebecca Lehmann. Between the Crackups. Salt Publishing. 2011. Reviewed by Claire Nelson Rebecca Lehmann suffers fools; she suffers love and tradition, suffers childhood, suffers adults and changing landscapes. She suffers with yip and bite, with honesty. Lehmann’s collection Between the Crackups puts my mind at ease, each poem reassures me that between the crackups, along the dirty seam that runs across our…

Dan Magers

Interviewed by Jess Novak Dan Magers is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal, as well as founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His book, Partyknife, was released this year from Birds, LLC.

Review: Partyknife / Dan Magers

Dan Magers. Partyknife. Birds, LLC. 2012. I tried to sneak PARTYKNIFE into a movie I had it in my bag but it was too loud, they made me leave. I threw it down on the ground and yelled DOMINO MOTHERFUCKER and every kid there handed over their money, they were pissed. I stood outside your window holding up PARTYKNIFE like a boombox.…